Visit the W.H. Stark House

02/19/2010  | 
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Located in the southeast corner of Texas on the border of Louisiana, Orange is home to a variety of world-class cultural experiences. From award-winning theater shows to community festivals, historical homes to premier museums, Orange has something for everyone - all with that small-town charm that makes Orange so unique.

W.H. Stark House

As one of the last recovery efforts from Hurricane Ike, The W.H. Stark House is re-opening the Carriage House. Only closed twice since it opening on February 10, 1981, both times due to hurricanes, the Carriage House re-opened for the second time on Feb. 9, becoming the starting point for W.H. Stark House Tours.

After suffering extensive flood damage from Hurricane Ike, the Carriage House is opening with a revamped collection, but also some much needed renovations. There is a new entry way and reception desk to greet visitors and new handicap accessible bathrooms. Upstairs, the Carriage House includes of one of the finest American Cut Class collections displayed in cabinets that allow close-up viewing by the public. In addition, several decorative objects from The W.H. Stark House have been moved to the Carriage House allowing for close-up viewing that’s not possible during house tours.

“After 18 months of extensive restoration we are excited to have the Carriage House opened once again for our visitors. The expanded and improved plan of the first floor is very visitor friendly allowing our visitors an opportunity to learn more about the William Henry Stark family and their home. The collections on the second floor have been edited and themed to show the various countries the Stark family’s outstanding collection of decorative arts originated,” said Patsy Herrington, Managing Director of the W.H. Stark House.

Tours are available for visitors ages 10 and older Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended for house tours and admission is $5 per adult (18-64), $2 per senior (65 and older) and $2 per youth (10-17). The climbing of stairs is an essential part of the hour-long tour. Entrance to the Carriage House is free and reservations are not required. The entrance to the Carriage House is at 610 West Main Avenue in Orange, Texas.

For more information call 409.883.0871 or visit web site www.whstarkhouse.org.
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